From Excitement to Exhaustion: Around the Clock at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Just slightly after 1 A.M. the rain began again as riders set off into the inky blackness of the Arizona desert. Not a complaint was heard as they left the tent.

This is the 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo (24HOP).

Some riders come to party. Others probably bit off more than they could chew, the 24HOP being their first endurance event. But many train hard and go for a podium spot. And for those riders, the appearance of Lance Armstrong and his former Postal posse boosts the motivation to win.

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Watch: Hot Knife Mountain Bike Parts Test

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While recently watching one viral mountain bike video or another, YouTube recommended this video to us, and we couldn’t take our eyes off the screen. Then it hit us: why not combine mountain bikes AND hot knives in a single video? So we did. Note: no serviceable mountain bike parts were harmed in the production of this short …

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